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Last updated 11/3/2021 at 9:38am

This week, we again feature two dogs: Buddy and Ginger. Buddy is a male Plott Hound American Staffordshire Terrier, i.e. a mixed breed. He's sweet and friendly. He was found as a stray in Fountain. He gets along with other dogs and also kids. He's about a year old. Ginger is a 5-year-old Viszla/Pittie mix who wants to be a lap dog, has a sweet disposition, and is good with kids. She is not good around female dogs but is otherwise outgoing and playful. If you cannot adopt at this time, please consider fostering. We are in great need of fosters.

Some people wonder, why a rescue? First, a word about puppy mills (these puppies are sold by pet stores, but there are all kinds of mills). A dog from a giant puppy mill is far less likely to be healthy than a dog from a good breeder or a reputable animal shelter or rescue. Since puppy mills don't require veterinary care, health screening, grooming or vaccinations, disease outbreaks and genetic diseases are common. Too, the suffering experienced by the breeding dog(s) is abhorrent and tragic, because the housing conditions are so abysmal. So the idea is to lessen the demand until supply dries up and these places are no longer profitable.

If you adopt from a rescue, most dogs will have all of their vetting completed, including a microchip and spaying/neutering. Volunteers can tell you a lot about the dog's personality, because they have spent time with him/her. Most of the dogs are already potty-trained, saving you a lot of time and headaches. Rescue groups like AARF will generally take the dog back if the animal is not a good match after the pup has been with you a few weeks. Our rescue is known for working closely with its adopters, to ensure the best possible outcome for humane and canine alike. Consider looking up breeds mentioned in any given article here, to learn more about them.

Our rescue has other dogs and puppies available, in addition to the features. We hold adoption fairs at Petsmart on Powers Saturdays 11-2: 2965 N. New Center Pt., Colorado Springs, CO 80922. For more information, call Julie at 375-1200, or Cathy at 761-5320 (recently a local person had to dial 719 first, but I think this was a glitch in the universe). You can also write [email protected] And thanks so much for considering adopting from us! Facebook: AARF Colorado; website: aarfcolorado.com

 

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